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Mask up! This will indeed be a strange season

This season will be so different. High school and college basketball won’t be played in a bubble, as the NBA’s delayed season was just a few weeks ago. There won’t be any … more

Hillcrest’s Leah Bontrager finishes career-best 52nd

The smiling runner scored a personal-best finish in the Class 1A girls state meet this past Saturday. Leah Bontrager, a junior at Hillcrest Academy, placed 52nd in the state championship meet … more

Cross Country Results

RIVER VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIP OCT. 13 AT MONTICELLO GIRLS 5K: 1, Mid-Prairie, 24; 2, Tipton, 74; 3, Monticello, 76; 4, IC Regina, 107; 5, Northeast, 163; 6, Anamosa, 170; 7, Cascade, 170; 8, North … more

Mid-Prairie is home; Highland, Lone Tree hit the road

Mid-Prairie head football coach Pete Cavanagh had been hoping for this. The Golden Hawks finished second to No. 2-ranked Williamsburg in District 7 in Class 2A. Their 35-12 victory over West … more

Bontrager grabs 8th in fast finish

The fire in Leah Bontrager’s eyes became evident in the final 50 yards of the Southeast Iowa Super Conference championship meet. While other runners seemingly struggled to finish off the … more

Cross Country Results

HILLCREST INVITATIONAL MONDAY AT KALONA GIRLS 5K VARSITY: 1, Mid-Prairie, 27; 2, Iowa City High, 58; 3, Solon, 72; 4, Pella, 90; 5, Danville, 148; 6, Mt. Pleasant, 162; 7, Washington, 194; 8, … more

SEISC teams battle for league titles

Thursday is conference championship day for the Highland, Lone Tree and Hillcrest Academy cross country teams. The Southeast Iowa Super Conference championship meet for both boys and girls will be … more

Bontrager is 7th in Stormin’ Porter

Leah Bontrager saved her best running for the final portions of the Stormin’ Porter Invitational on Sept. 22 in Center Point. Picking up her pace in the final 1.1 miles, Bontrager, a … more

Bontrager medals at English Valleys

Leah Bontrager of Hillcrest Academy conquered the hills of the English Valleys Invitational and captured third place in the meet held Sept. 15. It was the second consecutive top 10 finish for … more

Hughes, Gutierrez lead Ravens kill machine

Esther Hughes, a junior, and Yanitza Gutierrez, a senior, led the Hillcrest Academy attack with eight kills in its home match against Wapello this past Thursday. The Ravens won the first set by a … more

Ravens sweep away history

A sweep ended the streak. Led by Esther Hughes’ four kills, HIllcrest Academy’s volleyball team defeated Midland this past Saturday to end a losing streak that dated back to October … more

Hillcrest volleyballers achieve magical victory

One win among a day filled with multiple matches in a high school volleyball tournament on a Saturday may not mean much. But it did this past Saturday for the HIllcrest Academy volleyball … more

Ravens nearly pull off an upset

Hillcrest Academy’s volleyball team played Lone Tree in its home opener on September 3, and nearly pulled off its first victory of the season. The Ravens won the first two sets before Lone … more

Right on Time

Leah Bontrager cut through the sea of red. Hillcrest Academy hosted the Hillcrest Early Bird cross country meet in perfect conditions on the first day of September. Clouds helped cool the … more

Athlete of the Week

Leah Bontrager is this weeks Athlete of the Week! She is a junior at Hillcrest Academy. Bontrager finished eighth in Hillcrest Early Bird cross country meet on Sept. 1 Time: 22:54.37 Top … more

Lions top Ravens in dramatic marathon

The night began with HIllcrest Academy’s volleyball team winning its first set of the year. Then, the Ravens won a second. Grace Miller, a junior, hugged teammates on her way toward the … more

Hillcrest Early Bird

High school runners from multiple schools came to Kalona on the first of September for the first big meet of the cross country season. Click through the photos to take a look at the girls varsity … more

Ravens swept in tourney at Fairfield

Hillcrest Academy was swept in three matches in its season-opening tournament in Fairfield on August 27. The Ravens lost 21-18, 21-10 to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, 21-15, 21-8 to Albia, and … more

Kurtz happily returns home with Ravens

The relationship between Taylor Kurtz and Dwight Gingerich goes back more than a decade. Back then, Taylor was a kid in Kalona playing basketball with Dwight’s daughter. They have stayed … more

Football teams open camp

As the winds continued to howl following Monday’s severe storm outbreak, Mid-Prairie’s football players took to their practice field for the first workout of the preseason. Weather or … more
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